The World Wide Web: Burden or Blessing?*

 

Claire Bradin Siskin
University of Pittsburgh
cbsiskin@pitt.edu

http://edvista.com/claire/index.html
Bonnie Youngs, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University
byoungs@andrew.cmu.edu

Pros, Cons, and Tips

Using Web-based Resources

Professional Resources

Creating Your Own Resources on the Web

Pros, Cons, and Tips

The Dark Side of the Web: http://edvista.com/claire/darkweb/index.html

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Using Web-based Resources

Designing Activities Based on Authentic Web-based Resources: http://www.llrc.pitt.edu/llab/techworkshops00/authentic.html

Exploration & Evaluation of Instructional Web Sites for Language Learning: http://www.llrc.pitt.edu/llab/techworkshops00/index.html

Resources for Constructivism: http://www.polyglot.pitt.edu/workshops/techworkshops01/constructivism.html

Spanish: Ojalá que llueva café, Exercises for Spanish by Barbara Nelson:
http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/ojala/index.html

German driving test: http://palimpsest.lss.wisc.edu/~clove/ger225/autos.html

French: Les Fromages de France: http://myweb.worldnet.net/~landais/cheeses.html

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Professional Resources

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: http://www.actfl.org/

Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA): http://www.psmla.org

Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH): http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/

WWW Resources for Language Teachers (from FLTEACH): http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/flteach-res.html

FL teachers on the Web: http://users.erols.com/jbrennan/flteachers.htm

Foreign language lesson plans and resources for teachers: http://www.csun.edu/~hcedu013/eslsp.html

The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities: http://www.fln.vcu.edu/ld/ld.html

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Creating your own resources on the Web:

Quia: (Create online games and quizzes for your students automatically): http://www.quia.com/

TrackStar:(Create pages with links and activities): http://trackstar.hprtec.org/

QuizStar: (Create quizzes of various types): http://quiz.4teachers.org/index.php3

Nicenet:(Create a discussion board for your class): http://www.nicenet.org/

Filamentality: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/

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Note: This page was created to accompany a session, "The World Wide Web: Burden or Blessing?" presented at the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) on September, 19, 2001.

http://www.edvista.com/claire/psmla2001.html

Last date of revision: September 13, 2001

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